Internal peer review of external funding applications is critical to promoting research excellence and improving research performance in a competitive international research environment. Peer review benefits the University by:
- Improving the quality of applications
- Supporting researcher career progression by enhancing the quality of research and improving understanding of funder requirements
- Contributing to a supportive environment for researchers by promoting communication and encouraging collegiate practice within and across Departments, Schools and Faculties.
This policy covers the principles of internal peer review processes for external funding applications (for research and/or knowledge exchange activities) across the University. It is authored by Research & Partnerships Development (RPD) and applies to all peer review processes led by RPD only. It also represents best practice for peer review led at School/Institute and Faculty levels.
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